Setting Up an EMC Precompliance Radiated Emissions Test Using Signal Hound’s Spike Software

By leveraging the Signal Hound BB60C or BB60A USB-powered Spectrum/Signal Analyzers and Spike Software, users have a powerful tool to make several highly flexible EMC Precompliance measurements. One such measurement is a standards based EMC precompliance sweep with pass/fail limits and multi-sweep capability. Each of the 10 log scaled sweep ranges that can be programed allow for custom limits and sweep parameters to be applied.

This tutorial will take a user through the dynamics of setting up the EMC Precompliance Sweep for conducted and radiated emissions measurements. As Path Loss Tables and Antenna Factor Tables are an important part in calibrating an EMC Precompliance Sweep test setup, these tools will also be briefly discussed.